Despotis (222) - Thessaloniki, - MAY 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber orange beer with a nice lasting head.Malty,caramel,dry fruits,alcohol,spices.Long lasting alcoholic finish.
Unde (420) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish mahogany brown colour with nice and ever lasting head on top. Aroma has red berries and dried fruits but some alcohol push through which is not nice. But the taste! Well there is everything. Spicy stuff, yeast, some alcohol, caramel, sweet malts, cream and berries. Full and bold body with quite high carbonation. Nice quadrupel but the slight alcohol flavour decreases the score a bit.
MMR (339) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice Quadrupel from which you definitely don’t taste it’s 11,5 percent... Has a nice creamy aroma.
Marduk (2970) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Slightly hazy copper color. Huge yellow-beige creamy head. Looks very nice. Sweet, caramel, strong alcohol, faint metallic notes in aroma. Massive alcohol, sweet, caramel, dry papery yeast, faint metallic in taste. Sweet and boozy. Strong alcohol in aftertaste.
Alusmamuts (499) - LATVIA - DEC 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with rich creamy ivory head. Roasted malt aroma with coffee notes. Rich tatse with good roasted base, cofee and herbal notes, soft herbal bitterness in aftertaste.
commonshawn (449) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big corked bottle from surdyks enjoyed with commonmac on his 400th. Dark plum with short lasting white head. Dark fruit sour aroma. Plum, fig , heavy alcohol tastes. Finishes sour slightly. Full flavored and bold. Maybe a bit of cocoa toffee, but subtle. Less yeast funk than others in the style. Warm . Complex and powerful beer. I admire the attempt and happy to have had it.
commonmac (409) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large bottle purchased at Surdyk’s in Minneapolis. Consumed with commonshawn in a Moeder Lambic Belgian glass. Cork more challenging than expected. Deep, dark plum in color with a very rapidly dissipating head. Arguably some chocolate elements in the aroma complementing the sour, dark fruit presence. Warming alcohol mouthfeel. Not what I anticipated in a quadrupel...less sweetness and yeast. Almost a cocoa-like bitterness present. A strong alcohol finish. Not sure I could drink more than one of these in a night. Worth a try if you have the opportunity. Number 400!!!
assousa (10) - - NOV 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cor acobreada, com aromas do lúpulo presentes. Muito saborosa. Top!!!!!!!!
dado93 (145) - ITALY - NOV 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful amber red color with good head, strong aroma with malt ans liquor sensation, in mouth is consistent, oily, with light carbonation, malt, caramel, liquor, hot of alchol, light spicy hop and sweet/bitter final... Heavy but really good beer, also young...
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Rilesters flat, cheers Steve, 22/10/14.
Clear chestnut brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose carries roasted tones, toffee, dark fruit notes, fruit cake, light booze fumes, treacle toffee.
Taste comprises malt loaf, dark fruit rinds, spice, toffee, light cocoa rub.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with sweet licks and warming alcohol.
Solid Quad, doesn’t get too hot or cloying.
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Belgian-style barley wine with thin white head and deep coppery amber colour, hazy; rich bouquet as a good barley wine should have, sweet and candied, vinous, candied cherries, pepper, ginger, honey, liqueur, citrus peel, full, sweet, even sugary and spicy palate with long, dry, warming liqueurish and herbal finish. Great sipper and so far the best in this series I tasted.